FY10 Tactical Plan Example by KevenMealamu

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									FY10 Plan for GRID/OPEN SCIENCE GRID
Prepared by: Ruth Pordes, Chander Sehgal, Mine Altunay, Tanya Levshina, Eileen
Berman, Chris Green
Date: 24 August 2009
Relevant Strategic Plans – Strategic Plan for Grids, Strategic Plan for Scientific Facilities,
Strategic Plan for CMS and LHC, and Computing Division Strategic Plan

Open Science Grid (at Fermilab) Goals –

       To ensure effective and beneficial activities in a common distributed computing
        infrastructure, the Open Science Grid, that both directly support Fermilab users
        and contribute to the broader goals of the OSG.
       Ensure the Open Science Grid national infrastructure is a leadership class, best of
        breed, national distributed secure computational and data facility directly serving
        the Fermilab scientific research community, and providing significant broader
        value to physics and other science domains.
       Work towards the sustainability of OSG for the support of Fermilab users.

Open Science Grid (at Fermilab) Strategy –

   1. Deliver leading roles and responsibilities in the operational, technical and
      organizational activities of the OSG;
   2. Help chart the course of the OSG.
   3. Work to ensure OSG is a recognized contributor to US CMS, Fermilab users, and
      the WLCG, and is a valued partner in the national and international community.
   4. Work to ensure the continued sustainability of the OSG Consortium vision.

FY09 Accomplishments –

Please refer to the OSG WBS status table at
https://twiki.grid.iu.edu/bin/view/OSGReports/UpdateWbs which shows the current
status of milestones. In addition, the OSG NSF annual report at http://osg-
docdb.opensciencegrid.org/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=860 provides an overall
summary.


Not Accomplished in FY09 –

Please refer to the OSG WBS late milestones table at
https://twiki.grid.iu.edu/bin/view/OSGReports/UpdateWbs which provides current status;
final disposition will be provided in October 2009 per the OSG project management
process.




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Objectives for FY10 –

1. The commitments of Fermilab to the Open Science Grid are described in the annual
   Statement of Work signed by the head of the Computing Division and the OSG
   leadership. The detailed program of work is captured in the OSG year4 (FY10) Work
   Breakdown Structure (WBS) available in November 2009 at
   https://twiki.grid.iu.edu/bin/view/OSGReports/UpdateWbs
2. A small number of additional activities to research and develop in areas mutually
   beneficial to the local Fermilab and OSG users.
3. Continued transition from development to operations and support of a production
   distributed infrastructure.
4. Reduction in effort needed for and increased robustness of security infrastructure,
   grid middleware installation, operations and use.


Activities and Work Definition

Activity = OPEN SCIENCE GRID/COORDINATION
   – Activity type: Service
   – Description:
           a. Work of the OSG Executive Director to deliver her responsibilities to the
              OSG Project.
           b. Work of the Project Manager to deliver his responsibilities to the OSG
              Project
                  a. Complete work plan definition for year4
                  b. Track financial status and work progress execution
                  c. Support the OSG interaction with funding agencies
                  d. Organize and maintain OSG policies
                  e. Establish effective methods for working with Satellite proposals
                   f.Evaluate and report quarterly on the state of work execution and action
                     item tracking
                  g. Provide planning support (estimated to by 0.5 FTE for 6 months) to the
                     OSG-ET and OSG Council for the "future of OSG" proposal
        c. CD administrative support for OSG
                i. Follow worksheet posted in Docdb
        d. Work of CD management in coordinating CD staff contributions to OSG.
   – Timescale:    Continuous
   – Milestones: Meet deliverables of the OSG WBS as defined in the Fermilab
     OSG SOW
   – Metrics       Success in OSG reviews and attempts to obtain sustainable
     funding.

Activity = OPEN SCIENCE GRID/COMMUNICATIONS
   – Activity type: Service
   – Description:
           a. Work of the OSG Communications and Education Coordinator and his
              staff to deliver their responsibilities to the OSG Project.
              b. Support the OSG Web portal content.


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            c. Attend OSG VO meetings, write minutes and pay attention to ideas for
                communication that come out of these meetings.
            d. Provide updated posters, postcards, brochures and other print media
            e. Publish multi-media content on request
            f. Communicate with External Communicators at OSG staff and
                Consortium insitutions via one-on-one email conversations, Quarterly
                Phone Meetings, Annual Face-To-Face at AHM
            g. Produce Research Highlights
            h. Produce iSGTW
            i. Produce OSG News
            j. Coordinate Educational activities within the OSG staff e.g. Joint OSG
                TeraGrid Student programs at OSG AHM, Joint OSG TeraGrid
                Student programs at TG10, SuperComputing 09 Education Programs,
                Grace Hopper
            k. Publicise and ensure progress in the OSG Computer Science
                Fellowship program
            l. Publicise OSG intern and summer student activities
        m. Contributions of CD staff as part of overhead.
   – Timescale:     Continuous
   – Milestones: Meet deliverables of the OSG WBS as defined in the Fermilab
     OSG SOW.
   – Metrics        Success in OSG reviews and attempts to obtain sustainable
     funding.

Activity = OPEN SCIENCE GRID/SECURITY
    – Activity type: Service
    – Description:
           a. Work of the OSG Security Officer and the ST&E staff contributions to
              deliver their responsibilities to the OSG Project
                  a. Manage OSG security team, coordinate activities within OSG,
                      prepare roadmaps and planning
                  b. Support the needs of T1-T2-T3 sites, provide direct
                      communication to diagnose and solve problems
                  c. Identify and develop pro-active monitoring tools to prevent
                      incidents
                           i. Develop a gratia based prototype for early investigation
                  d. Conduct risk assessment and auditing of OSG assets
                  e. Contribute to documentation effort
                  f. Provide training materials and conduct training session for OSG
                      staff, site and VO security contacts
           b. Supervise new security research hire, help familiarizing with grid
              environment
           c.
           d. Contributions from US CMS to OSG Operational Security.
   – Timescale:       Continuous



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   – Milestones: Meet deliverables of the OSG WBS as defined in the Fermilab
       OSG SOW
   – Metrics:         Success in OSG reviews and attempts to obtain sustainable
       funding.
   –
Activity = OPEN SCIENCE GRID/SECURITY_RESEARCH
    – Activity type: Research
    – Description:
           a. Identify and conduct research in key security areas that aligns with
              Fermilab’s science mission.
           b. Promote and contribute to Fermilab’s leadership position in distributed
              computing and security areas. Identify and address research problems that
              may roadblock progress in these areas
           c. Supervise new security research hire, help familiarizing with grid
              environment

   – Timescale:        Continuous
   – Milestones: Call deadlines for research proposals from DOE and other agencies
       and calls for papers from major scientific journals. First 6-month will be spent for
       training and orientation of the new staff member. DOE and other agency calls in
       distributed security area will be tracked and treated as major work milestones.
Metrics:       Success in sustainable funding attempts and scientific publications.

Activity = OPEN SCIENCE GRID/USER SUPPORT
 Activity type:       Service
 Description:
       a. Contributions to OSG Engagement area and other VO software support to
           deliver responsibilities to the OSG Project.
               a. Gratia operations, support and maintenance following OSG
                   requirements
               b. Engagement with ITER, Geant4, Cactus, LQCD, NERSC resource,
                   OSG-TG Gateway applications,
       b. Contributions by CD to OSG engagement and VO software support.
 Timescale: Continuous
 Milestones: Meet deliverables of the OSG WBS as defined in the Fermilab OSG
   SOW
 Metrics: Success in OSG reviews and attempts to obtain sustainable funding.

Activity = OPEN SCIENCE GRID/VDT
 Activity type:      Service
 Description:
   1. Contributions to OSG VDT to deliver responsibilities to the OSG Project:
           a. Make leadership contributions to the better integration of the VDT team
              across the “non-storage” and “storage” sub-groups.
           b. Package, distribute and support storage, and other modules on request,
              components of the Virtual Data Toolkit.


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         c. Provide "Level 2" User Support for LHC Tier-2/Tier-3 deployments of
            OSG Storage Software.
         d. Provide support for LIGO, SCEC and other users of storage – both
            community owned and opportunistically available – on OSG accessible
            resources.
         e. Provide initial support interface and coordination between the
            users of VDT storage and the development groups - dCache, BeStMan,
            Xrootd, Hadoop, GridFTP, Gratia Storage and Transfer probes.
         f. Participate in WLCG Technical Group work (led by Maarten Litmaath),
            report issues to OSG EB.
         g. Make significant contributions to the OSG Software Tools Group and
            OSG software coordination.
         h. Collaborate with OSG scalability area (UCSD) on storage testing,
            performance and scalability improvements
         i. Work with WLCG storage groups to help provide what the US LHC
            stakeholders need.
         j. Work with the OSG Tier-3 area to understand and proactively support
            both US ATLAS and US CMS Tier-3 storage and other VDT software
            needs.
         k. Participate in planning storage and other OSG software needs and
            implementations with new communities
         l. Participate in OSG Site Administrator, Tier-3 and other workshops on
            request, provide storage tutorial, installation tips etc
         m. Manage OSG storage group
     a. Contributions from CD to VDT testing and packaging, e,g. Prima, GLExec
         work on Wisconsin Build and Test system.
 Timescale: Continuous
 Milestones: Meet deliverables of the OSG WBS as defined in the Fermilab OSG
  SOW.
 Metrics: Success in OSG reviews and attempts to obtain sustainable funding.


Priorities:

Priorities from the OSG Executive Team guidance to the Area Coordinators for the FY10
work planning, Top 5:
 Support for LHC user running, support for Tier-1, Tier-2s and focus on Tier-3s.
 Support software, analyses, and data management for LIGO based on requests.
 Easier and more usable incremental upgrades of software for “any” reason – security,
    faults, functionality.
 Support for other OSG stakeholder requests and increased number of non-physics and
    campus beneficiaries in OSG.
 Timely and appropriate security and operational response to problems, as well as
    records of expectations, including SLAs and Policy, across the board.




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Staffing Plan & Issues:

   The total FTEs funded to CD by the external OSG Project (DOE and NSF grants) for
    FY10 is 5.75 FTE in CD; an additional 0.5 FTE is provided for the iSGTW editor in
    the FNAL Communications Department.

Name                   Percent   OSG      OSG     Assignment
                                 Paid?    WBS
                                          Area
Andrew Baranovski      30%       Y        1.1     Integrator and Developer
Chander Sehgal         85%       Y        3.3     Project Manager
Chris Green            25%       Y        1.1     Integrator and Developer
Chris Green            20%       Y        1.2     Integrator and Developer
Chris Green            50%       Y        1.5     Integrator and Developer
David Ritchie          25%       Y        3.2     Communication
                                                  Coordinator
Marcia Teckenbrock     10%       Y        3.2     Web Designer

Mine Altunay           85%       Y        1.7     Security Officer

Miriam Boon            50%       Y        3.2     iSGTW Editor
Neha Sharma            50%       Y        1.1     Integrator and Developer
Ron Cudzewicz          20%       N        1.7     Security Engineer

Ruth Pordes            75%       Y        3.0     PI and Executive
                                                  Director
Tanya Levshina         70%       Y        1.1     Integrator & Test
                                                  Engineer
Ted Hesselroth         50%       Y        1.1     Storage Developer

   It should be noted that the DOE funds will ramp down during FY11 and the project
    finishes at the end of September 2011.
   CD provides an additional 0.5 FTE of administrative support (Jemise Lockhart
   CD provides 0.75 FTE of effort for Security R&D (new hire of which 0.25 FTE is
    funded by US CMS for operational security)
   CD provides line management mentoring and oversight of the individuals on the OSG
    project.

Change control:

Changes to the OSG program of work and plan are subject to the OSG Change Control
Process. Changes over the thresholds described there will be discussed and agreed with
CD and OSG management, the stakeholders affected, and communicated to the OSG
Council.

Risk Assessment:



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  1. Failure of OSG to provide production quality services that Fermilab’s facilities
     and the OSG can use.
  2. Failure of other institutions within the OSG to deliver their commitments will
     affect the ability of the project to succeed.
  3. Differences in Fermilab and other OSG stakeholder needs and schedules can lead
     to divergence in implementations and services.

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